Friday, May 31, 2013

......LHS News......
Originally sent May 14-15

I have had several emails returned saying 'blocked' or some kind of spam blocker program. I do send in bulk and it will usually be blocked by any such program. Just wanted you to know in case you miss the 'news'. Afraid you won't get this either! sigh!

And, once again computer working against me. Would suggest any email sent to me go to both address (one above + the If you have replied or sent anything to me at gvine since May 8...please resend to jorjaw email. Thanks. Does Bill Gates make house calls!?


A recent visit to Burgess Grill found several other LHS grads munching away. Among them Buddy Braddy, '54; Alvin Winham and wife Mary Lynn (Marler) - both '55 grads.
Had opportunity to visit with Mary Lynn after we all left Burgess and met again by chance at Johnsons Bakery to further our calorie intake!

Marys mother was Marie (Maupin) and she graduated LHS in 1928. She worked at the Wichita Mtns wildlife refuge and Marys dad - Wilbur Marler - worked as a lifeguard at Medicine Park swimming pool. Mary said Mary Grundy - who later was principal at Washington School and taught 7th grade American history at Central - - ran a hamburger stand at Medicine Park. Isn't that interesting! Bills mom - Helen - used to stop by Washington School to pick Miss Grundy up and they would head to Lake Lawtonka and fish till dark.

Speaking of Johnsons Bakery....had this note from Paul Soper....... "Thank you so much for the Happy Birthday wish! I had a wonderful Birthday Party including a white birthday cake from Johnson's! They have made my birthday cake for 68 years. Always just as good as the last!"

I told Paul, Johnsons still our family fav as well!

The class 1968 has CANCELLED their 45th reunion set for September 20-21. Saving their energies for their 50th. May possibly be an informal gathering this fall? If any questions call Eddie Hamra (580) 353-5800.

Class of '54 will be joined by class 1953 and 1952 - August 2-3-4. Janette (Hanes), '54, lives out of state and if anyone in Lawton from one of these classes could/would help her in getting this together she would greatly appreciate it.


John Roger Wyant, DVM, 75, of Piedmont, OK, passed on May 8 following complications of a stroke suffered some years back. Roger was LHS class 1956.
He is survived by wife Lucia; 3 sons and familys; 5 daughters and family; numerous grandchildren; brothers Mike Wyant and Phil Wyant - both LHS grads. Large extended family.

A Memorial Service will be held in Ok City, 3:00pm, Friday May 18 at Southwest Baptist church, 1300 SW 54th.

Also, later same day, a service in Lawton Friday evening at the Lawton Country Club. 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm. The family hopes classmates and friends will be able to join them in remembering Roger.

Arrangements by Demuth Funeral Home and Cremation Society - OKC.

Geraldine 'Gerri' Hair, 86, has passed. Gerri was LHS class 1938. She had a long and successful as well as interesting business career. At one time she was administrative assistant to the special assistant to Pres. Lyndon Johnson. Arrangements are being handled by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral and no details as to a service at this time. Ritter Gray (as of this writing) has not posted anything on their web site. Extended obit in Sunday Constitution, (May 12 - pg 7-A).

Dorotha Lou (Sullivan) Brister, 84, of Lawton, passed on May 9. Dorotha was LHS class 1946. She is survived by a daughter; a grand daughter; extended family. She was preceded in death by husband Joe William Pete Brister in 1989. Services were May 13.

Extended obit and guest book at:

Joseph M. Bolt, 78, of Amarillo, TX passed on May 6. Services were May 9. Joe is husband of our '59 classmate Sharron (Cummings). Joe is survived by Sharron; 3 daughters and spouses; a brother; numerous grand and great-grand children.

Extended obit and guest book at:


Regards to all...........Georgia

Congratulations LHS Class of 2013.

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